Vitamins are readily available and sold in many different formulations, they're also added to common foods such as dairy, cereals, nutritional shakes and baking flour. We were taught to believe that vitamin supplements are beneficial and indeed... Read more
Sacramento Nutrition Examiner - CA
The biggest problem with nutritional supplements is lack of disclosure. Now that TV documentaries have announced that lycopene extracted from tomatoes have been found to be more effective than some statins, at the same high doses, bottles of... Read more
National Center for Homeopathy
Last week, the FDA issued a Warning Letter to the company that manufactures an over-the-counter drug for colds called Zicam. Zicam contains zinc gluconate in a 2X solution as well as many other ingredients including benzalkonium chloride, sodium hydroxide, hydroxy cellulose, glycerol, and a couple of other "solvents," preservatives, and suspending agents. The Warning Letter was issued after a number of consumers complained of problems with loss of smell from using the product.
The FDA's action produced a Read more
American Association for Health Freedom
In 2005, an up-and-coming pharmaceutical company made a big mistake: they invested millions of dollars into developing a drug only to discover that the only active ingredient of the drug, pyridoxamine, was really a common, naturally occurring substance that has been sold for decades at low cost to consumers in the form of a dietary supplement, and has always been available in commonly consumed foods such as chicken and brewer's yeast.
We're taught as children that when you make a mistake, you should own up to it and face the consequences. Apparently the pharmaceutical company in Read more
Concerned about using Tamiflu if the second, much worse swine flu breakout comes as promoted and promised? You should be. Besides the insufficient supply that is getting closer to its expiration date, Tamiflu is only partially effective. Furthermore, it's very expensive, and the side effects are so harsh and dangerous that it has been banned in Japan.
According to the New York Times, February 5, 2005, the World Health Organization (WHO) has even admitted that Tamiflu is not as effective as previously believed. But there is an alternative for several flu viruses, both type A and Read more
Cleveland Plain Dealer - OH
After several surgeries and years of steroids to bring a rare blood disorder under control in her late teens, Rebecca Reynolds was told she was cured.
She still didn't feel well.
Reynolds, then 18, had gained weight, and felt sluggish and weak. She was depressed.
So Reynolds turned to alternative medicine, convinced that her symptoms were the result of toxicity from the years of drugs and invasive procedures she had endured. She vowed to make a change and started to detoxify her body.
Twenty-five years later, Reynolds, a resident of a western Read more
The Great Flu Pandemic of 1918-19 killed more people than any other outbreak of disease in history. It is estimated that between 50 and 100 million died from what was then known as "Spanish Flu". It most often killed those in the prime of life, and it killed with extraordinary swiftness, often causing great trauma to the lungs.
The events of the past week have given us cause for concern that there may be another pandemic flu on the horizon. The Swine Flu or H1-N1 as it is being named, has several important characteristics that validate this concern. First, it is a "novel" or Read more
(NaturalNews) Homeopathy was successful in treating the flu epidemic of 1918 and can provide answers to questions about the 2009 Swine Flu. Homeopathy can provide quick and inexpensive relief for symptoms of the flu. A system of medicine based on the principles of "like cures like," homeopathy uses plant, mineral and animal sources for the natural flu remedies. Homeopathy is based on ideas from ideas dating back to Egyptian medicine. The term "homeopathy" was coined by the medical doctor and medical reformer, Samuel Hahnemann in the 1800s. Homeopathic remedies have been used to treat flu Read more
Alliance for Natural Health
Leading scientists, including Dr Shiv Chopra, ex-Health Canada whistleblower, and Dr Robert Verkerk, from the Alliance for Natural Health, were among several speakers at last weekend's Total Health Show 2009 in Toronto to call for urgent reform of governmental policies on the global food supply.
Dr Chopra stated that the removal of just 5 groups of products from the food supply, namely antibiotics, hormones, slaughterhouse waste, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and pesticides, would transform the safety and sustainability of the food supply. These products, claimed Dr Chopra Read more
Citizens for Health
We predicted late last year before, during, and after the election that 2009 would begin a time of change and challenge for dietary supplements. It looks like the first shoe has dropped: The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) presented a report to Congress last week, titled Dietary Supplements: FDA Should Take Further Action to Improve Oversight and Consumer Understanding.
A link to the full 70+ page report appears at the end of this article. Here are a few highlights:
1. The PlayersThe GAO is known as "the investigative arm of Congress." It's self Read more